Training actor

At the start of a training, participants often tell me that they find it exciting that an actor will be present. Sometimes this is because of a bad experience in a previous assessment where an actor was involved. Other participants do not enjoy being in the spotlight.

As a training actor it is important to gain the trust of the participants. I do this by inviting and encouraging them and especially by adding some light heartedness to the training. By relying and building on the qualities and strengths of the participants. Role play is a very effective way to learn through experience what the effects of behaviour are and how to change it.

The training is usually set in a circle without tables. Because of the interactive nature of the training, everyone stays involved. Participants can support each other in finding the right words and discovering inhibiting beliefs.


I have 20 years of experience as a training actor and group coach. I do trainings in Dutch and English. I can also do coaching and role plays in German.


  • Training actor/Co-trainer.
  • Directed play.
  • Carrousel
  • Working independently with small groups, whereby role play is a coaching tool.
  • Coaching individual participants.
  • Phone coaching in contact centres and call centres.
  • Presentation coaching/voice/body awareness.
  • Training small or large groups (transparent managing/reflecting/client contact, etc).
  • Guiding meetings (as an actor and/or coach).

Familiar with a.o.:

  • All basic models (IPR, etc.)
  • Assessments
  • Influencing styles
  • Carrousel
  • Circle of Eight
  • Dilz
  • DISC
  • Drama triangle
  • Me/you/us approach
  • Johari window
  • Management drives (colours)
  • Directed play
  • Leary’s Rose
  • Situational management
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transparent management and reflection
  • Absenteeism conversation


  • Goethe institute in NL-UK- Ireland
  • Dutch railways (NS)
  • Prorail
  • KPN
  • Deloitte
  • Atos
  • KPMG
  • ING
  • Mercer
  • Several health facilities
  • Ministries (Justice, Infrastructure and the Environment, Interior and Kingdom Relations)
  • De Federatie
  • Kessels en Smit
  • Innova
  • InTouch
  • PGGM
  • BAM
  • GVB
  • Makro
  • Hema
  • AH